In “Beyond Coercive Education”, Peter Hartkamp reveals the problems in the current education system, emphasizing how it violates children’s rights and limits creativity. Inspired by his daughter’s struggle, the book criticizes compulsory education and the lack of diversity in schooling.

Hartkamp advocates for reform and an education system that puts children at the center, based on their rights and intrinsic motivation. This work is a must-read for parents and educators aspiring to an education system that embraces freedom and variety

In “The Learning Game,” Ana Lorena Fábrega, a former teacher and now an educational innovator, invites us to reconsider education. She examines why children are categorized by age and level and expected to learn the same material in the same way.

Fábrega raises critical questions about the effectiveness of our education system and whether it teaches children the right things. She offers practical strategies to help children think independently, take risks, and develop a love for learning. This book provides tools for a new approach to learning, prepared for life, not just for school.

Free to Learn” by Peter Gray emphasizes that children learn most effectively through free play and exploration. Gray criticizes the current education system for suppressing natural curiosity and eagerness to learn, advocating for an educational model that grants children autonomy.

The book demonstrates that self-directed learning is essential for emotional and social development, based on insights from anthropology and psychology.

Playing is important,” says Rob Martens in his book “We Must Play.” He explains that playing is more than just fun. It helps us learn and understand ourselves better.

Rob Martens discusses how playing helps us discover who we are, how we interact with others, and how the world works. Even smart people find it hard to define exactly what playing is, but that’s what makes it interesting. Playing is a special part of who we are

In “How Children Learn,” John Holt explores how children naturally learn through play and discovery. Holt emphasizes the importance of trusting in children’s ability to learn independently, beyond a strict curriculum.

The book illustrates how children learn to speak, read, and think through interaction with the world around them. Holt advocates for an approach that stimulates creativity and curiosity, focusing on supporting children’s self-discovery and independent learning processes.


In “Hunt, Gather, Parent,” Michaeleen Doucleff shares her experiences and lessons about parenting, learned from ancient cultures.

After a journey with her young daughter to the Maya, Inuit, and Hadza communities, she discovered that these parents have a different relationship with their children, based on cooperation and trust rather than control and fear. The book highlights these unique parenting methods and insights from scientists.